Seminary Catalogs

Released 10 August 2021, with further corrections applied 26 August and 28 October.

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Release at the end of July 2020.

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As released 26 November 2019.  Still possibly subject to corrections as needed.

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Last Updated 28 February 2019.

Catalog Supplement - Specifically for New Students Beginning Fall 2019.  This particular version of the supplement may receive further minor edits, although the primary information should not be changing. 

[Current students should continue to refer to the catalog published when they began as students, either the 2017-2019, 2016-2017 Supplement, or 2015-2017 catalogs.]

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Describing the revised Master of Divinity and MA in Diaconal Ministry degree programs for new students starting Fall 2016.

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Admissions/Student Services Office Forms

Return to the Office for Admissions and Student Services after getting all signatures.

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Registrar Office Forms & Documents

Use this form after registration has closed (for example, at the end of the semester) to request a course extension or for a late course withdrawal.  There is a separate, simpler form to drop courses before the add/drop date.

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This form is to be used by MDiv students who have elected to complete a thesis (6 credits) in their final semester. Use this form to define the thesis.

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This form is to be used to define the final project with the newer Master of Arts degrees (Fall 2019 and later), where the capstone project is 3 credits.

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MA in Diaconal Ministry students should use this form to describe their final Diaconal Ministry project.

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For degree students - Used to declare your intent to complete a Concentration in conjunction with your degree program. Secure all needed signatures and return to the Registrar's office.

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Advisor/advisee list, updated through 31 January 2020.

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Spring Semester 2022

Revised 2 December 2021 to hopefully remove the confusion that MADM students are experiencing about whether MN 270W pastoral care is required of them or not.

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Proposed as of 19 November 2022.  NOTE: The schedule for the MN 230W Preaching course is very much subject to change, depending on who ultimately will be the instructor(s) for the course, and their particular expectations and availability for teaching. The proposed scheduled given here presumes the chosen instructor(s) can fit into the pattern and mode of teaching that we have used in previous years, which formed the basis for this tentative spring schedule. The reality has yet to unfold on whether this presumption is correct or not. Therefore, students expecting to be in MN 230W Preaching will also need to remain flexible and be prepared for possible adjustments being necessary in the schedule that might also not appear to be ideal to your short-term liking. Best to keep your eye focused on the final goal, which is the completion of this necessary requirement in order to proceed on to such requirements as your internship and other future courses. May this disclaimer on the matter be all that needs to be said the Registrar, and hopefully instead everything works out as needed.

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Revised as of 2 December 2021 (fixing the instructions on MN 270 as to who needs to take the course).

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January Interim 2022

This is the updated 2022 J-Term catalog, as of 19 November 2021, with now adding an asynchronous course option, and three course options from LSTC and four from PLTS, plus a non-ELCA Hispanic Summer Program course in January. The previous most recent changes were the cancellation (postponement to 2023) of the Holy Land trip, that the Eco-justice J-Term is now Synchronous-Zoom only, with no travel to Arizona, plus updates on enrollment openings.

All offerings, but particularly all courses that involve travel, are still subject to change or cancellation between now and January 2022, pending ongoing pandemic or conditions of world conflict. Continue to monitor for updates.

Contact the named instructor for each course for further details on any of our J-Term course offerings.

To submit your J-term Preferences, use this form:
https://mywts.wartburgseminary.edu/ICS/Student/J-Term_Preference_Form.jnz

You must have a valid WTS e-mail address to use the form on the MyWTS web portal.

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Spring Semester 2021

Revised version of the complete Spring 2021 schedule, as of 28 January 2021.  (The change since November is that IN 300E is now synchronous Zoom on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. instead of being asynchronous.)

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Revised version of the complete Spring 2021 schedule, as of 28 January 2021.  (The change since November is that IN 300E is now synchronous Zoom on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. instead of being asynchronous.)

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DRAFT, as of 18 November 2020.

This schedule is still being worked on, subject to further adjustments.

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DRAFT, as of 18 November 2020.

This schedule is still being worked on, subject to change.

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DRAFT, as of 18 November 2020.

Could still change if any of the underlying courses are adjusted.

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DRAFT, as of 18 November 2020.

This schedule is still being worked on, subject to further adjustments

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As of 11 November 2020.

Draft schedules to come shortly.

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January Interim 2021

Updated to 3 December 2020, 6:35 a.m.

Here is a revised/updated J-Term 2021 Catalog ("Virtual Edition") that includes enrollment limits through approximately 6:35 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, December 3. 

The following J-Term courses are NOW FULL:  Borderlands, Digital Worlds, Dismantling Racism, Islam in America, and Pine Ridge.

The only cross-cultural-eligible J-Term option left is the Un/Civil Disobedience in Hong Kong, which has plenty of room.

There is also room left in the Ecojustice and the Rural Ministry options for a few more in each. Otherwise there is room still in the few options that will meet this June or July 2021. Beyond that, you need to look to an independent study or a course from one of the other ELCA seminaries.

Further updates will be provided as additional information on course opportunities becomes known.

Submit your J-Term preferences using this web form on the MyWTS:   https://mywts.wartburgseminary.edu/ICS/Student/J-Term_Preference_Form.jnz

 

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Fall Semester 2020

Updated 9 July 2020, changing the name of the worship course.

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Courses for 1st-Year MA in Diaconal Ministry students only, showing expected courses for students beginning Fall 2020 and including the rescheduling of the MN 157W seminar.

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Updated 7 July 2020, adding the Year 4 CL special alternative BI 381W.

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Spring Semester 2020

Revised 14 February 2020, moving IN 252W to a different classroom.

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As of 15 November 2019. Still subject to change. PLEASE NOTE PARTICULAR INSTRUCTIONS ON SEVERAL COURSES (e.g., HT 140W and MN 230W, to name two).

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January Interim 2020

Information on the J-Term 2020 opportunities.  Last updated through 22 October 2019, noting courses that are full and adding a second asynchronous course option.

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Students canuse this form "fillable" Adobe PDF form to indicate to the Registrar your desired choices for your J-term course(s) in ranked-order of preference.  Return this form to Kevin Anderson, Registrar, as soon as you can, either in person or by e-mail (to registrar@wartburgseminary.edu).

Or you can now submit your preferences using the MyWTS form directly found here:

 
Or found on the Student tab, and then selecting from the left-hand column of page options (which you may have to expose, depending on what browser device you are using, by clicking on the large blue-and-white ">" symbol at or near the lower left corner of your display), and then scrolling down until you find "J-Term Preference Form".  You do need to be logged into the MyWTS web portal to submit a preference form by this newer method.
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Fall Semester 2019

Draft. Replaced 10 April 2019 to add explanation of MN 250W no longer being taught as reason for three elective credits being required. Still subject to change.

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Draft. Replaced 10 April 2019 to add explanation of MN 250W no longer being taught as reason for three elective credits being required. Still subject to change.

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Expected courses for Fall Semester 2019 as of 11 April 2019.  Subject to further adjustments.

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